Game on Stage
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Games are the new theatre plays! Theatre turns into virtual reality more and more frequently these days, audiences become protagonists experiencing a theatre evening as a self-designed adventure. In this manner, narratives on social change through digitisation become easier to convey, in a new manner. So, they open the theatre space for new “playmates” while also confronting it with new challenges. Experts from Germany, Austria, Belgium and Russia will be working at the crossroads of gaming and theatre for a duration of three days, at the FFT. They will scrutinise questions on open source solutions for game theatre, possibilities for playful formats in cultural education or queer gaming in theatre, through open workshops and laboratory groups. Everyone is invited to join the discussion at the closing symposium. This will open with an impulse lecture titled “Empathy Challenge” by Rahel Spöhrer (The Agency), dramaturge and stipendiary at the Academy for Theatre and Digitality in Dortmund.
Game on Stage with: machina eX, The Agency, Invisible Playground, PlayField (Belgien), pulk fiktion, Out of the Box, Impressario (Russland), Das Planetenparty Prinzip (Österreich), VOLL:MILCH und vielen anderen. In Kooperation mit machina eX und dem Studiengang „Spiel && Objekt“ der Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. „Game on Stage“ wird gefördert im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
Impulsvortrag im Rahmen von Game on Stage
14.3., 10 Uhr
[…] is it possible, without changing our beliefs, to know others from the inside, to see reality through their eyes, to understand the links between life, feeling, and politics: that is: to cross the empathy wall
A. R. Hochild
Immersive performances enable a deep dive into artificial worlds and invite their audiences, in contrast to theatre practice, to constantly embody characters themselves. Does this embodiment enable us to momentarily perceive the world from the eyes of another and to develop empathy for hitherto unknown living realities? Can immersion become a tool for empathy training? Or do I mainly experience myself through this play? Rahel Spöhrer, dramaturge and THE AGENCY founding member, researches the possibilities and limitations of immersive experiences during her stipendiary stay at the Dortmund Academy for Theatre and Digitality. She asks if and how empathy can be trained in a theatre that functions by means of immersion. During her lecture, she provides insight into her research and tentatively invites all attendees to an “empathy training”.